Every Block Covered: Noise and Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) in a 26 GHz 5G Front-End

A prior article in this series explained cascade analysis of noise level, noise floor, bandwidth and signal-to-noise ratio for a simple RF front end with a single gain stage. In this application note, we’ll build on the same concept to guide the designer though...

MMIC Technologies: Integrated Passive Devices (IPD)

Radha Setty, Technical Advisor Introduction Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) with no active elements such as transistors, and containing only passive elements such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, are referred to as Integrated Passive Devices...

A Primer on RF Semiconductors (MMICs)

Radhakrishna Setty, Technical Advisor Introduction Semiconductors are ubiquitous in modern society. In addition to microprocessors for computing technologies, they are used in practically every active wireless communications system including cell phone towers, cell...